Frances de Larminat (b. 1991)

Born in Argentina, Frances grew up in Patagonia, Oaxaca, France, and Los Angeles. She started training in dance professionally with former NDT Creative Director, Glenn Edgerton, at The Colburn Institute in Los Angeles. At the age of 17, she moved to NYC to study as a four-time fellowship recipient at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Alongside performing, Frances experimented with photography and film, studying Culture and Media at The New School, and graduated from the Creative Practice Program at The International Center of Photography/Bard College. In 2019, Frances received her MFA in Film from The Vermont College of Fine Art and an MA in Screenwriting from Screen Academy Scotland in the UK.

Her work primarily focuses on our relationship with nature while experimenting with dance-related approaches to cinematic storytelling.

Her work has screened at film festivals such as Revelation Perth Int Film Festival in Australia, The San Fransisco Independent Film Festival, The Austin Revolution Film Festival, and WorldFest—Houston Int Film Festival. Most recently, her short script, One Day, is a quarterfinalist at the Oscar-qualifying 2019 Hollyshorts screenplay competition.